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Field Engineer - Mechanical Engineering

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Other Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.

We are looking for Mechanical Engineers to join our Field Engineering & Commissioning team. You will be focused on delivering first of a kind, large-scale, modular, and mass manufactured electrolysis Plants. You will be involved in the full lifecycle of the deployment and upkeep of Electric Hydrogen's electrolysis plant, including: DFM support and feedback across teams, developing tools and instruments improve installation, commissioning, upkeep, and operation; and supporting customer plant installations, startups, and turnarounds.

You will report to the manager of the Commissioning team working on a variety of projects focused on building and integrating first of a kind chemical process facilities. This role is remote based but with a 75% travel expectation around the United States and the amount of travel will be based on the current stage of the project cycle.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance and engineering expertise to support project site work
  • Lead mechanical, thermal, & fluid systems equipment start up & commissioning activities including pumps, heat exchangers, water purification systems, process instrumentation, and valves
  • Create simple and clear work instructions to help inform the build, install, start-up & commissioning process
  • Identify schedule, cost, and technical risk items, then help identify solutions
  • Provide detailed design-for-manufacturing & design-for-installation feedback to the mechanical & fluids engineering teams
  • Provide contractors, customers, and vendors engineering information by answering requests
  • Find solutions to accelerate schedule, reduce time onsite, and decrease cost of installation and commissioning, while maintaining high degree of quality and consistency
  • Coordinate with EH2 Plant Engineer groups as directed by Project/Site Manager
  • Oversee the factory acceptance testing of equipment
  • Create the Plant Installation Plan, Plant Commissioning Plan, and Work Instructions
  • Support disassembly, repair, and assembly of power systems and auxiliary equipment
  • Lead trouble shooting activities


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Discipline/Industrial Experience
  • 6+ years industry experience
  • Experience working on chemical or power generation plant is a preference. Experience working during turnarounds and outages or installation and startup of plants is a preference
  • Experience commissioning fluid processing systems, in an industrial chemical plant environment
  • Familiar with common construction and fabrication techniques and how to assess quality of welds, joints, fittings, and other installed components
  • Experience working with modular or prefabricated facilities
  • Have developed installation, commissioning, or deployment procedures
  • Have experience turning learnings into product improvements
  • Experience working with outside vendors, contractors, and officials
  • Worked on projects that involve coordinating between interdisciplinary teams and technical communication

Compensation and Benefits | P4


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$129,200$174,250 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply!